If statistics can be used to show just about anything, shouldn’t we be paying attention when they really do show us that men and women are different? 

February 20 – Traffic studies can be fascinating. So can traffic citation studies, but could they also be a chance to further dig into the differences between men and women? 

Statistics from a five year study of traffic violations in Pennsylvania has shown the majority of speeding arrests find men behind the wheel of the suspect car. 

PA sees 1.2 million traffic violations per year and 63% of the speeders are men. 

Could this actually help prove that men and women do have different brain patterns? 

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “As we know, social scientists, the least scientific field, I’m afraid, I have to say, are saying using a lot of statistics lately to say it proves things about behavior and well, wouldn’t this be sexist? There’s almost double the number of men who are targeted by cops for speeding. Shouldn’t we be paying attention to that?”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “I was really fascinated by that report yesterday. So what do you take from it? I mean, are men more prone to drive faster or just be riskier when they’re driving? I was also curious to see just overall, and I’m sure PennDOT could produce this number, of all the licensed drivers, what’s the breakdown of male to female? I would guess it’s close to 50/50, but are there more men drivers? Could that account for some of it? But I think much of it is getting to the point that maybe men are just hardwired to be faster drivers or to be riskier when they drive versus women.”

A recent study at Stanford University published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences further proves the differences between men and women’s brains.

Jansen said, “Isn’t it interesting for years now social scientists in particular, and so-called experts in the idea of gender fluidity, they’ve argued that there’s no difference between men and women’s brains, that we have no conclusive evidence and that it’s a social construct is what the difference between men and women are. Well guess what? There’s been mounting evidence that differences between men and women’s brains from animal studies, animals can’t be socially constructed, to different cross culture studies that show there actually is a difference. Now, it’s a very good study. AI helped, they construct the neural pathways in the brain, they’re using modern technology, and they have a 90% difference between men and women’s brains. This all goes to behavior, and likes and dislikes and how men and women react to things, emotional differences. This is a very good study that proves it. The funny thing about it is not being picked up by a lot of news outlets. Now Yahoo News did a report on the Telegraph study, but this is a really, really good study that finally shows concrete evidence, and they do say early brain development, it affects it. So no matter how much you change and how many hormones you change later on in life, they’re still hard wired differences between men and women’s brains. This is really important that this scientific evidence came out.”

The Stanford study used artificial intelligence to look at thousands and thousands of MRI scans. 

Barkdoll said, “The study found that the tests were more than 90% effective using this AI model at determining if the scans were from a man or from a woman, the takeaway being that the man’s brain and a woman’s brain are very different. There’s reliable differences that exist within those brains. Of course, scientists are going to continue to carry this forward now. I mean, there’s a lot of information they can glean from these kinds of studies. So this is one of the areas we talk about the risks of AI, this is one of the benefits of the medical community being able to implement AI to produce these kinds of findings.”

Jansen added, “With so many behavioral and emotional things implicated here, I wish and I hope, the psychiatrists out there will stop pretending that it’s not dangerous to be considered gender neutral when it comes to how they treat their patients. They need to know whether they are born male or female to be able to effectively treat them and it goes to your Hippocratic Oath, medical people, you really cannot ignore this. Maybe this will finally put a sea change in this idea that gender is fluid and we don’t need to know that when it comes to medical decisions, especially and even psychiatric decisions. I just hope this starts to have an impact on a change.”